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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamilia: Allioideae
Tribus: Allieae
Genus: Allium
Species: Allium rouyi

Allium rouyi Gaut.

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Allium rouyi, is a species of plant which is endemic to Spain. Its natural habitats are Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation and rocky areas.

Though it had been thought to be an extinct species, a population of the plant was rediscovered in 1995, from which the somatic chromosome number and detailed chromosome morphology were presented. Using this karyological data, relationships between Allium rouyi and allied species were discussed.[2]

Following this discovery, Allium rouyi was considered as critically endangered; however, recent research has proved that A. chrysonemum Stearn and A. reconditum Pastor, Valdés & Muñoz are synonyms with A. rouyi, and therefore, distribution of this species extends throughout the south of the Iberian Peninsula.[1]

Pastor, J.; Blanca, G. (2011). "Allium rouyi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2011: e.T61599A12507868. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2011-1.RLTS.T61599A12507868.en. Retrieved 17 November 2021.
Pastor, J.E.; Diosdado, J.C.; Cabezudo, B. (1995). "A karyological study of Allium rouyi Gautier (Liliaceae), a recently rediscovered endemic species from the south of Spain" (PDF). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. Academic Press. 117 (3): 255–258. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.1995.tb00455.x. Retrieved 29 January 2014.

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